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THE

PLAYS

O F

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE.

VOLUME the THIRD,

CONTAINING,

The TAMING of the SHREW.
The COMEDY of ERRORS.
MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
ALL'S WELL, THAT ENDS WELL.

The LIFE and DEATH of KING JOHN..

LONDON:

Printed for J. and R. TONSON, C. CORBET, H. WOODFALL,
J. RIVINGTON, R. BALDWIN, L. HAWES, CLARK and
COLLINS, W. JOHNSTON, T. CASLON, T. LOWNDS,
and the Executors of B. DODD.

M,DCC,LXV.

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THE

TAMING

VOL. III.

OF THE

SHREW.

Characters in the Induction.

Lord, before whom the Play is fuppos'd to be play'd.
Christopher Sly, a drunken Tinker.

A

Hoftefs.

Page, Players, Huntsmen, and other Servants attending on the Lord.

Dramatis Perfonæ.

Baptifta, Father to Catharina and Bianca; very rich. Vincentio, an old Gentleman of Pifa.

Lucentio, Son to Vincentio, in love with Bianca. Petruchio, a Gentleman of Verona, a Suitor to Catharina. Gremio, Pretenders to Bianca.

Tranio,
Biondello,

Grumio, Servant to Petruchio.

Pedant, an old fellow fet up to perfonate Vincentio.

} Servants to Lucentio.

Catharina, the Shrew.
Bianca, her Sifter.
Widow.

Taylor, Haberdashers; with Servants attending ont Baptifta and Peruchio.

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SCENE, fometimes in Padua; and fometimes in Petruchio's Houfe in the Country.

THE

THE

TAMING of the SHREW.

INDUCTION.

I

SCENE

I.

Before an Alehoufe on a Heath.

Enter Hoftefs and Sly.

SLY.

LL pheese you, in faith.·

Hoft. A pair of stocks, you rogue ! Sly. Y'are a baggage; the Slies are no* rogues. Look in the Chronicles, we came in with Richard Conqueror; therefore, paucus pallabris; let the world lide: Sela.

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